BPOA Spring Conference 2021 – Agenda


Spring Conference 2021 – Agenda

 ‘Challenges & Opportunities- finding new solutions for old problems’

20th January 10am –4:00pm

Welcome & Opening address- James Alcaraz- Chairman BPOA  
Theme 1- New Gardeners- New Markets  
10:00 A grower’s experience of direct salesGraeme Edwards, Woodlark Nurseries
10:20 ‘New gardeners, new gardens- the drive thru’ experience’Natalie Porter, Happy Plants
10:40 Social media marketing plan: Practical tipsGraeme Edwards, Woodlark Nurseries
11:00  Coffee Break
Theme 2- Old threats from New thrips  
11:10 Not all thrips are WFTGerben Messelink, Wageningen University
11:30 Optimising thrips monitoring in ornamental crops.Jude Bennison & Clare Sampson, Russell IPM
Theme 3- Growing your workforce  
12:00 “YPHA- Uniting, Inspiring and Empowering Young People in Horticulture”Natalie Porter, Happy Plants
12:20 Recruiting and retaining talentMartin Brown, Henderson Brown
12:40 Conversation in Sessions for Themes 1,2 &3 
13:00- 13:40   Lunch & Networking time (breakout sessions, view sponsors booths, P&D Quiz, new product showcase,  distributor showcase)
Theme Four- “Carbon- problem or opportunity?”  
13:40 New audit systems for measuring carbon footprintMartin de la Harpe, delaharpe.co
14:00 Taking the first steps to Net ZeroJon Swain, NFU Energy
Theme Five- Top tips for Spring crops  
14:30 Crops for spring production Eric Forschelen, Green4ce
14:50 Effective nursery trialsChloe Whiteside, ADAS
15:10 Developments with primroseWouter de Meester, Rudy Raes
15:30                           Tea and chat – Sessions for Themes 4&5 (conference closes)

How to register

Speaker biographies- https://www.homegrownplants.org.uk/spring-conference-2021-speakers/

You can register for a free conference ticket at the Hopin site by following this link:



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